CE Seminars

One of Angell's most important goals is to serve as a resource for the veterinary profession. Below is our current schedule of continuing education programs to help keep you abreast of new treatment options and available technology.


Referring Veterinarians
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Angell Friday Morning Lectures: (free - *NOTE - only select Friday lectures will receive CE credit as indicated on the schedule. Bagels & coffee provided)


Angell Veterinary Technician Lecture Series   
Evening lectures

Next Lecture: Thursday, November 13, 2014, "An Interactive Exploration of Ethical Dilemmas in Veterinary Practice" by Lisa Moses, VMD, DACVIM, CVMA
(free - pizza will be served). MVTA-approved 2 CE credits for technicians.


 

Radiographic Approach to the Vomiting or Limping Dog or Cat
6:00pm - 8:45pm, Wednesday, October 29, 2014
(Registration has closed - full capacity)
Burlington Marriott Hotel, 1 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
(2 CE credits)

Complimentary lecture and dinner for referring veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Topics 
Vomiting: Mechanical Ileus, Linear Foreign Bodies, Abdominal Masses, and Other Surgical Conditions
Limping: Developmental Bone Diseases, Chronic Degenerative Diseases, and Aggressive Bone Lesions

Speaker 
Steven Tsai, DVM, DACVR


A Change of Heart: Recognizing and Treating Cardiac Disease Today
8am - 3pm, Sunday, November 16, 2014
 
(Register by 11/6/14, limited capacity)
Hilton-Dedham, 25 Allied Drive, Dedham, MA 02026
(5 CE credits - R.A.C.E. approved)

Topics
Lectures 1 & 2: 21st Century Veterinary Cardiology by Dr. Rebecca Malakoff

    • Pimobendan- completed and ongoing research regarding its clinical use 
    • Sildenafil- how it has changed the treatment of pulmonary hypertension
    • Clopidogrel- the results of the FATCAT trial examining its use to prevent aortic thromboembolism recurrence in cats
    • The Amplatz Canine Ductal Occluder- how its use is different from coil embolization or surgical ligation of patent ductus arteriosus
    • The ACVIM Consensus Statement Classification system for Canine mitral valve disease
    • NT proBNP and the recently available feline snap test- what it tells us and when its use may be appropriate

Lecture 3: Cardiac Conundrums: The Coughing Dog by Dr. Adam Kane

    • The basic pathophysiology of coughing
    • Causes/etiologies for coughing in dogs
    • Initial diagnostics
    • Interpretation of diagnostics
    • Treatment and prognosis for the cardiac causes of coughing and pulmonary hypertension

Lecture 4: Arrhythmias in Modern Dogs & Cats by Dr. Rebecca Quinn 

    • Arrhythmogenic Cardiac Conditions (ARVC, inherited arrhythmias)
    • Recognizing common arrhythmias in acquired canine cardiovascular disease
    • Recognizing common arrhythmias in acquired feline cardiovascular diseases
    • Treatment of ventricular versus supraventricular arrhythmias

Lecture 5: Approach to the Collapsing Dog by Dr. Nancy Laste

    • Features (historical and physical exam findings) that may help differentiate syncope from seizures
    • Common causes of syncope and which diagnostic tests are in useful in determining the underlying cause
    • The difference between different forms of ambulatory ECG monitors (holter, event, implantable)
    • Prognosis and treatment approach for common causes of syncope

Speakers

Nancy Laste, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) 
Rebecca Malakoff, DVMA, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Rebecca Quinn, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology and IM)
Adam Kane, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
 

In addition to our own Angell CE seminars, here's more on the horizon:

Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) 2014 Continuing Education Conferences
Wednesday, February 4, 2014
Doubletree Hotel, Westborough, MA
(6 CE Credits are available for participation at each seminar)